New Orleans History -- Lake Pontchartrain
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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1930's - present 5 Mile Bridge to Slidell

 

1930s postcard entitled, "Bridge across Lake Pontchartrain, New Orleans, La. World's Longest Continous Concrete Highway Bridge".

This bridge, which is known to locals as the "5 Mile Bridge" spans from New Orleans East to Slidell. It lost its "World's longest..." title to the Causeway Bridge in the 1950's.